Mark and Target of the Year PLUS Rising Star Nom – Rd 14


Mark of the Year – Nominees for Round 14

The nominations for Round 14 Four’N Twenty Mark of the Year are as follows:

  • Sam Draper (Essendon)
  • Tom De Koning (Carlton)
  • Cody Weightman (Western Bulldogs)

Goal of the Year – Round 14 nominees

The nominations for the Rebel Goal of the Year in Round 14 are as follows:

  • Jack Billings (St Kilda)
  • Darcy Fogarty (Adelaide Crows)
  • Jack Petruccelle (West Coast Eagles)

Rising Star Nomination

Ben Hobbs, Essendon, during the Round 14 AFL match against St Kidla at Marvel Stadium. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images via AFL Photos)

Essendon’s Ben Hobbs has been named the Round 14 NAB Rising Star nominated.

The 18-year-old had a career-high 22 disposals, four inside-50s and five points in his side’s 35-point win over St Kilda.

Hobbs had eight goals, 310 yards and two tackles.

The mid-forward is Essendon’s second NAB AFL Rising Star nominated this season, after Nic Martin’s nomination in round 1.

Since making his round five debut this season, Hobbs has not missed a game for red and black.

In his nine games, Hobbs has kicked 5 goals and averaged 4.7 points and 15.7 disposals per game.

Hobbs was drafted from the Greater Western Victoria Rebels to Essendon with the 13th pick in the 2021 NAB AFL National Draft.

He played Auskick in Horsham before joining the Horsham Demons in the Wimmera Football League.